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This Month’s Focus: Coating & Continuous

Trends in continuous film-coating processes

This article explores emerging trends in continuous pharmaceutical film-coating processes.

Continuous versus batch pharmaceutical manufacturing Q&A

On December 1, 2020, Parsolex and Syntegon Pharma Technology hosted a technical forum entitled “Solving Scale-Up and Technical Challenges in Batch and Continuous Pharmaceutical Production” in West Lafayette, IN, and online. This article contains excerpts from the forum as well as additional comments concerning the application of continuous manufacturing processes in the pharmaceutical industry.

Eye on Excipients: Material properties of excipients for continuous manufacturing

This edition of Eye on Excipients looks at the critical material properties excipients must possess to perform well during each stage of a continuous tableting process.

General Features

How to assess a formulation’s compaction and lubrication properties to improve tableting

This article explains the compaction analysis and lubrication measurements found in USP general Chapter <1062> “Tablet Compression Characterization.” Readers will learn how to characterize the compaction and lubrication behaviors of tableting materials and then use that information to prevent future manufacturing and quality issues.

Why metal detectors miss metal fragments and how to improve detection

This article provides three main reasons metal detectors fail to detect metal fragments and explains what you can do to improve metal detection in your facility.

Back Page: The five stages of GMP grief

In 1969, Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross revolutionized the way terminally ill patients were treated with the publication of her worldwide best seller, On Death and Dying. Kübler-Ross divided the grieving process into five phases: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Organizations subject to current Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) compliance can go through these stages as well, especially when GMP compliance is a new requirement.

July/August Content

Lactose-free co-processed excipients for direct-compression tableting

Calcium bioavailability

Effervescent formulations

Issue Focuses

Jan/Feb: Capsule Filling

March/April: Outsourcing & Packaging

May/June: Coating & Continuous Manufacturing

June: Solid Dosage Sourcebook

July/August: Excipients & Formulation

September: Tableting

October: Quality, Validation & Regulatory Compliance

November: Annual Buyer’s Guide

Tablets & Capsules Technical Article Guidelines

Tablets & Capsules is the world’s only publication dedicated to solid dosage forms. Our readers are the people responsible for the formulation, production, and packaging of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical tablets and capsules in North America. Each issue reaches about 10,000 readers whose job functions include R&D, QC, engineering, and operations. All are technical decision-makers who need practical information.

T&C’s technical articles are written by technical professionals for technical professionals. But they are a collaborative effort: You provide the content and expertise, and T&C’s editors tailor your article to T&C’s audience.

For sample topics and details on how to submit an article and share your expertise, download the full technical article guidelines below or contact the editor.

Contact the editor:
Nate Todd
1155 Northland Drive
St. Paul, MN 55120
Special Sections
Capsule Filling
1. Granulation & Drying
2. Dedusters
Outsourcing & Packaging
1. Test & Inspection Equipment
2. Multi-layer Tableting
Coating & Continuous Manufacturing
1. Counters & Bottle Fillers
2. Particle Size: Reduction,     Separation, & Analysis
Solid Dosage Sourcebook
Excipients & Formulation
1. Tooling
2. Mixers & Blenders
1. Liquid Capsule Filling
2. Powder Transfer &     Containment
Quality, Validation, & Regulatory Compliance
1. Blister Packaging
2. Tablet & Capsule      Identification
Annual Buyer’s Guide
*Issue includes “Spotlight on Nutraceuticals” insert.

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